Auction 458 / Lot n° 55

ACQUAPENDENTE, Girolamo Fabrici d' (1533-1619) - Opera Chirurgica, quorum Pars Prior Pentateuchum Chirurgicum, posterior Operationes Chirurgicas. Padua: Francesco Bolzetta, 1647. An important work on chirurgy illustrated by fine engraved plates. The book is divided into two parts: the first dedicated to cancer, wounds, ulcers, fistulas, traumas and dislocations; the second to chirurgical operations and the best instruments to use. 2 parts in one volume, folio (317 x 222mm). Half-title, title in red and black with woodcut vignette, engraved portrait of the author and of Pietro Marchetti, 9 engraved plates of chirurgical instruments by Giorgi, woodcut initials and headpieces (some light stains and spots). Contemporary calf, gilt border on panel, speckled edges (some wear).

Estimate 700 - 1,000€

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